Find Your Happy at Work: 50 Ways to Get Unstuck, Move Past Boredom, and Discover Fulfillment (Paperback)
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If you hate your job and want change, the starting point is with you! Get unstuck, move past boredom, and discover how to flourish at work. This book is for anyone stuck in a rut, burned out, or just plain tired.
Has your career plateaued? Do you sometimes dread starting work? Are you bogged down by frustration, tedium, loneliness, or uncertainty? There’s hope.
Find Your Happy at Work, the latest book by acclaimed executive coach Beverly Jones, gives you a road map to quickly create more joy and meaning in your work, even if you don’t love your job.
Yes, aspects of your career are beyond your control. But Jones says you have more power than you realize. Throughout 50 fast-paced chapters, Find Your Happy at Work offers practical strategies to help you feel more enthusiastic and gratified on the job, whether from in the office or from home. These include:
- A simple model for creating career engagement that will improve your performance at work and help you develop deeper relationships with others.
- Techniques for addressing workplace challenges like difficult colleagues, boring tasks, daunting projects, and gloomy environments.
- Strategies for strengthening your network, building expertise, and laying other groundwork for a resilient career.
About the Author
Beverly E. Jones is a master of career reinvention. She started out as a writer for TV and radio, shifted to leading university programs for women while earning her MBA, and then went to law school. Now she is an author, speaker, podcaster, and coach. Throughout, Jones has mentored and supported professionals of all ages to enjoy successful careers. Jones serves as a fellow at Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service. She has been quoted in numerous media, including the New York Times, CNN, NPR, Money, and Forbes. Jones and her husband, journalist Andy Alexander, live in Washington, DC, and Rappahannock County, Virginia. Follow her on Twitter at @beverlyejones.
"Find Your Happy at Work is for anyone who has found themselves stuck in a job– bored, insecure, or simply consumed by a nagging feeling of being undervalued and overlooked. Beverly Jones provides a superb and insightful playbook of how to take control of your challenges and truly engage in your work, be inspired, productive, and yes, happy."
— Kerry Hannon, author of Great Pajama Jobs, Never Too Old to Get Rich, Great Jobs for Everyone 50+, and Love Your Job
“Beverly is filled with so much knowledge about how to approach your own career, and she is adept at delivering advice in a way that is easily consumable and relatable. Navigating a career today is no easy task, but Beverly has helped me and many others find clarity and purpose through it all."
— Ryan Lytle, Social Media Strategy Leader at Adobe
“Reading a career tip chapter by Bev Jones is like having a wise counselor with a gently authoritative voice sitting next to you offering the best advice that money can buy and that you can realistically follow. A pure pleasure.”
— Ira Chaleff, author of Intelligent Disobedience
“Beverly Jones delivers on this book title's promise. Find Your Happy at Work is filled with practical, bite-sized tips to help each of us move past our work doldrums and find more meaning, and happiness, in our day.”
— Scott Shute, author, The Full Body Yes and Head of Mindfulness and Compassion at LinkedIn
"Happiness is not only possible, happiness is here with Beverly E. Jones’s new book Find Your Happy at Work! An inspiring and authentic series of proven strategies to affect positive change in your workplace and with oneself. Extremely helpful and practical, meeting today’s complex challenges as America goes back to the office."
— Earl Johnson, author, Finding Comfort During Hard Times
“Take her advice and you will find yourself more valuable, more purposeful, and as a result, happier at work.”
— Kevin Eikenberry, coauthor of The Long Distance Teammate